Today marked the close of Daleko Arts’ production of Proof, a rich, complicated Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning script about mental illness, trust, and high math by David Auburn. I had the pleasure of playing Claire, the estranged sister in from New York to pick up the pieces after the death of her genius father, and reveled in the depth of and contradictions between her words and actions, in the messiness of her relationship with her sister and her abandoned past.

The show was produced in New Prague, MN, about an hour south of Minneapolis/St. Paul, so afforded a lovely, meditative drive through pastoral farmland each day, and the show was set in Chicago, from where half of my own family hail; a beautifully evocative trek to each performance.